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Our Genealogy Helper for Idavada ...

So far, we have found very little information about Idavada. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Idavada to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Idavada, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Idavada (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Idavada. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Idavada is historic, it would have been located within present day Twin Falls County.

To see how the shape of Idaho's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Twin Falls County: Cassia, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Owyhee & Elko (NV).

Below are the counties that are near Idavada. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Idavada:

  • Twin Falls County     (The home county of Idavada)
    • Rogerson [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogerson
      • Rogerson [Twin Falls County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogerson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogerson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogerson<4>
    • Hollister [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollister
      • Hollister [Twin Falls County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Idavada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollister have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollister
    • Castleford [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleford
      • Castleford [Twin Falls County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Idavada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castleford<4>
    • Filer [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filer
      • Filer [Twin Falls County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Idavada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Filer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Filer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Filer<4>
    • Kimberly [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Twin Falls County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Idavada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberly<4>
    • Twin Falls [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Falls
      • Twin Falls [Twin Falls County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Idavada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Falls<4>
    • Hansen [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hansen
      • Hansen [Twin Falls County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Idavada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hansen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hansen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hansen<4>
  • Owyhee County
    • Three Creek [Owyhee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Creek
      • Three Creek [Owyhee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Idavada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Creek
  • Elko County (NV)
    • Jackpot [Elko County]
    • Delaplain [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaplain
      • Delaplain [Elko County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaplain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • San Jacinto [Elko County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Jacinto
      • San Jacinto [Elko County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Jacinto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jacinto
    • Contact [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contact
      • Contact [Elko County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Idavada
    • Henry [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Elko County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Idavada, see our County-by-County Page for Idavada.

Newspapers Published in Idavada ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Idavada.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Idavada, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Idavada.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Idavada:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Idaho
    • Stories from Nevada

Cemeteries Near Idavada ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Idavada.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Idavada covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Walton - Gumm Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

While we didn't find Idavada in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Idavada.

  • Three Creek [Owyhee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Creek
    • Three Creek [Owyhee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Idavada
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Three Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Creek

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Idavada. See our List of 1890's Communities around Idavada.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Idavada ...

While our initial data about Idavada came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Idavada in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Idavada.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - California & Nevada
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2002
(Available from Amazon.com)

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Idavada. See our Misc Page for Idavada for more information.

Find a Community in Idaho

About Twin Falls County

About Idaho

The official website for Twin Falls County: www.twinfallscounty.org/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Idavada, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Idavada) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Idavada. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from IdavadaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idavada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9972, Longitude: -114.6414    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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